[OS X TeX] Additional texmf-tree

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Dec 13 10:28:29 EST 2005

On Dec 13, 2005, at 7:40 AM, Georg Verweyen wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> I just recieved the TeX-Collection 2005. So I swept the Disk (I had  
> a kind of TeX-Live 2005-beta there) and installed MacTeX, which is  
> mainly the iInstaller. To my taste there are some packages missing  
> (ellipsis, fixme, betababel, mentis, xfrac). To avoid installing  
> one by one I'd like to have more or less CTAN/macros/latex and  
> maybe parts of the nonfree-tree on my disk. Do I have things right  
> that ~/library is no longer a recommanded place to put things?
> Should I use usr/tetex/share/texmf.CTAN or something alike?
> Where can I set a path to this?
> Regards, Georg


Font and Format related items that are to be used by everyone one the  
system should be installed in the proper sub-directory of /usr/local/ 
teTeX/share/texmf.local/. Packages for personal use can still be  
installed in your personal tree, ~/Library/texmf/.

If you install anything in the texmf.local tree you must run

sudo texhash

so the system will know about the changes; this is NOT necessary for  
items in you personal tree. If it is fonts related you might have to  
add a .map via

sudo -H updmap-sys ...


Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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